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Hernando club happenings for Sept. 15 and beyond

Brooksville

Accordion Adventure: September Swing Party/Jam, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd. Informal group of enthusiasts and accordionists of all levels. Public welcome. $2 admission. Finger foods and a full bar available. Cathy, (352) 686-0975, or Peg, (352) 442-5574.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 11494 Cortez Blvd. Breakfast, 8-11 a.m. Sunday. A varied menu is offered; prices range from $3.25-$5.25. (352) 596-2582.

Brooksville Music Club: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 22, Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W. Trumpet player Mick Tranchida and an accompanist will entertain with classical, contemporary and baroque music. Free. Guests welcome. Refreshments served. (352) 793-5697.

Chill Smart: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Harbor, 7074 Grove Road. This is the Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition's youth group. Membership is open to county middle- and high school-age youth. The group assists in planning and implementing strategies that target underage drinking, tobacco and drug use. (352) 596-8000.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Annuttaliga Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. Rebecca Ann Bandy, state chair of the National Committee of the Constitution, will present a program on the Constitution. Brooksville Mayor Lara Bradburn will present a proclamation recognizing "Constitution Week." Lunch will be catered by John Mason. Reservations required. Alice Sawyer, (352) 344-3408, or Carol Tucker, (352) 796-1017.

Hernando Audubon Society: Desserts served at 6:45 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 23, Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. The speaker is Margo McKnight, executive director of the Wildlands Network, an organization that uses science-based conservation plans to connect wild areas together. These "wildlife linkages" are mosaics of public and private lands throughout North America that allow wildlife to travel safely and freely as they search for food and mates. A field trip is scheduled for Saturday at Crews Lake Park, off Shady Hills Road in Pasco County. It will be a birding and nature hike about 8 miles long with Hernando Audubon Society and biologist Don Robertson. Meet at the gate at 8 a.m. Elaine, (352), 686-8195. Web: hernandoaudubon.org.

Spring Hill

Aglow International, Spring Hill Chapter: 8:45 a.m. to noon Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The inspirational speaker will be Connie Walters of Ocala, who will discuss "According to the Pattern — Exodus 25:28." There will also be discussion of the visit to the Holy Land Experience in Orlando that is scheduled for October. Breakfast is $6.25. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 686-9923, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.

Daughters of the British Empire, War of the Roses Chapter: 11 a.m. Sept. 25, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Socializing with tea and light refreshments will follow the business meeting. Membership is open to women who are British by birth, naturalization, marriage or descent, or who come from any Commonwealth country. Lucille, (352) 540-9746.

Computer Club: General meeting, 7 p.m. Monday. Don Karlsake will show the best entertainment websites. Also, County Administrator David Hamilton will speak. Upcoming classes include What's New in Windows 7 (class 3 of 4), 1 p.m. today; Picasa — Import, Organize and Improve Your Photos (class 2 of 2), 7 p.m. today; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 3 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday; Basic OpenOffice (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. Friday; Google — Not Just for Web Searching, 10 a.m. Monday; Skype Messaging and Video Chatting, 10 a.m. Tuesday; Advanced Photoshop Elements, 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. www.hcc.org or (352) 684-7171.

Hernando Porcelain Artists: Special appreciation reception and display of hand-painted china, 9 a.m. Monday, LifeSouth Community Blood Center, 12395 Cortez Blvd. Judy, (352) 592-4814.

Irish American Society of Hernando County: 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 22, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Those of Irish descent are welcome. Mardi, (352) 683-4729.

Nature Coast 9.12 Groups: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. Rebecca O'Dell will speak on "Our Current Constitutional Crisis." There will also be a debate between county Commissioner Rose Rocco and candidate Wayne Dukes. Moderator is Carl Unger. There will be a question and answer period and a 50/50 drawing. E-mail to neter57@hotmail.com.

Opera Lovers: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. The program will be excerpts from and a discussion of Puccini's Girl of the Golden West. Kathy Hoover, (352) 688-4741, or E-mail to jsquier1939@earthlink.net. naturecoastwebsites.com/opera.htm.

Poor Rich's Chess Club: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, Cortez Boulevard. Bring chess set; club sets available for use. Sets and clocks available to purchase. All levels welcome. Annual dues are $10, which benefit the annual College Chess Scholarship fund. Visitors welcome. The club now has a free chess library. J.C., (352) 686-8195, or Andy, (352) 686-8195.

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Annual picnic, Saturday, Heather Clubhouse, 9100 Nakoma Way, Weeki Wachee. Coffee and doughnuts at 9 a.m., food served at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $6 for members, $8 for guests; tickets must be purchased in advance. Bring markers for bingo games. There will also be horseshoes, shuffleboard, bocce, horse racing and nine holes of golf. The only alcohol allowed at the facility is beer and wine. For tickets, call Mary Ann, (352) 688-1889.

Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: club meeting, 7 p.m. today, Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Club net, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; a SKYWARN Weather Net is at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays during hurricane season. The club operates on a 2-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone). Ed, (352) 684-7623. www.kf4ixu.org.

Spring Hill Telephone Pioneers (Telcom Pioneers): 10:30 a.m. Monday, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Members are reminded to bring soda cans, can tabs and stamps. Jerry Abenante, (352) 688-5825, or Bob Muehlbauer, (352) 686-6962.

Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. today, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Jim, (352) 592-6419.

West Hernando/Spring Hill Hadassah: General meeting, 1 p.m. Sept. 27, Temple Beth David Jewish Center, 13158 Antelope St. The speaker is Jane Strom, president of Hadassah's Florida Central Region. She will speak on various topics, including what Hadassah is doing in Israel. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. (352) 684-3345.

Writers Guild Group: 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Sue Makuch, (352) 293-4988.

WEEKI WACHEE

Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus: 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. New singers of all ages wanted. (352) 666-0633, (352) 556-3936, e-mail bassharmonysingr@aol.com. www.hernandoharmonizers.org.

Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nellie's Restaurant, 6234 Commercial Way (Weeki Wachee Village). For singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.

Pasco County

Hudson

Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Blood drive with Florida Blood Services, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. Donors receive a T-shirt, a wellness check and cholesterol screening. Those who donate twice between Sept. 1 and Dec. 31 will be entered into a drawing for two tickets to the Super Bowl on Feb. 6, including airfare and accommodations in Dallas. Visit fbsblood.org for details. Donors will also receive a thank-you gift from the lodge. Dave Taylor, (727) 819-3379. Breakfast served 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. A varied menu is offered. (727) 863-2520.

Polish-American Social Club: Dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is stuffed peppers or baked chicken, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $11 for members, $12 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Suncoast Harmony Chorus: "Sing Baby Sing" annual a cappella singing contest, noon Saturday, Music Matters, 4112 Little Road. Open to women of all ages. The entry fee is $5; the winner receives $100 and an opportunity to sing at the chorus' annual show on March 5 at the Center for the Arts at River Ridge. Call to schedule an audition time. Lee, (727) 236-9829 or rhannon3@yahoo.com.

Send information for Clubs to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or e-mail pday@sptimes.com (put the club's name in e-mail subject line). Deadline is two weeks before event or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number is missing. For information, call (352) 754-6101.

Hernando club happenings for Sept. 15 and beyond 09/14/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 8:24pm]

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